wechose_rejoice (wechose_rejoice) wrote in menstrual_cups,

So I finally got to try out my beautiful new purple Lunette! I went with the smaller size because I have a generally light flow. It worked so well! I was really nervous about inserting it, and it was a bit painful at first. I used the punch-down fold and it worked perfectly--it popped open super easily and after that I wasn't uncomfortable at all. I was honestly shocked that I couldn't feel it at all! I was definitely conscious of it, but I think that was more of a mental thing than a physical thing. Taking it out was also less scary than I thought it'd be--I had read all the horror stories on here and so I was anticipating it to be much more difficult and traumatic, but it came out pretty easily. Again, it was a little painful, but I think (I hope?) that putting it in and taking it out will become more comfortable as I practice and get used to it. It was a bit messy, and I think I kind of spilled it inside of me because there was a lot of blood when I wiped myself...oops. Well, practice will hopefully make perfect.

I had a couple of questions though. I feel like I have to pee, especially when I sit down or get up. Do you think that this'll be something that goes away as I adjust more to the cup, or is it something I'll have to deal with? I also am not sure how to tell whether the cup is around my cervix or not. The cup definitely moves upwards after I've put it in, so clearly I'm not getting it in the right position right away, but do you think it's finding the cervix on its own? I've had a little bit of what looks like leaking but I actually think it's just "residual slobber" from wearing a pad before I put in the cup. There's only a little bit of blood on the pad, and it doesn't seem to accumulate after the first hour or so. Does this sound like leaking, or am I right about it being leftover stuff?

Also, I tried doing pilates with my cup in (maybe not the best decision on my first day with it) and it was actually really uncomfortable. Does anyone else have experience with doing yoga/pilates with the cup? I don't see why I shouldn't be able to do it, but I had so much trouble doing the same moves with the cup in...maybe just because I'm still so conscious of it? I'm not sure, but I would love to be able to stop wearing a pad when I work out (I haven't been able to deal with tampons for years).

Tags: leakage & spotting, sports/physical activities, urination

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